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|Family: Asteraceae (Compositae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Leptosyne||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Leptosyne californica Nutt.
Habit: Annual generally 5--30 cm, glabrous. Stem: 1--many, erect. Leaf: all basal or few cauline, generally erect, 2--10 cm, 0.3--0.5 mm wide, thread-like, +- cylindric, entire or lobes 1--2, short, thread-like, tip obtuse, red. Inflorescence: +- scapose, head 1; involucre widely cylindric, base rounded; outer phyllaries 2--7, 4--7 mm, narrowly lanceolate, hairs at base yellow or red, glandular, tip red; inner phyllaries 5--8, 6--10 mm, widely lanceolate, acute, margin narrowly scarious; palea 4--5.5 mm, linear to oblanceolate, free from disk fruit. Ray Flower: 5--12; ray 5--15 mm, obovate. Disk Flower: (10)20--60(100); corolla 2--3.6 mm. Fruit: ray and disk fruits alike, 2.5--4.3 mm, obovate, rusty-tan to light brown or +- red, generally blotched with red or black spots near margin at least when young, puberulent, hairs club-shaped, wing irregularly thickened, corky; pappus 0 (or scales 2). Chromosomes: 2n=24.
Ecology: Openings in chaparral, desert plains, washes; Elevation: < 1300 m. Bioregional Distribution: s SNF, s SnJV, s SCoRI, SCo, TR, D; Distribution Outside California: Arizona, Baja California. Flowering Time: Feb--Jun
Synonyms: Coreopsis californica (Nutt.) H. Sharsm.
eFlora Treatment Author: David J. Keil
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Leptosyne bigelovii
Next taxon: Leptosyne calliopsidea
Citation for this treatment: David J. Keil 2016. Leptosyne californica, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=30645, accessed on September 25, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on September 25, 2016.